Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released early from prison after serving eight years.
In 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years for the murder of her mother, Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blanchard.
According to the Missouri Department of Corrections. She was released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center at 3:30 a.m. local time.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were arrested in 2015 for murdering Blanchard’s mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, at her home in Springfield, Missouri. After pleading guilty to second-degree murder of her mother. Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Nicholas Godejohn was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Gypsy Rose Age When She Went to Jail
Gypsy Rose was arrested in 2015 at the age of 24, following her involvement in the murder of her mother. Gypsy Rose and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, were charged in connection with Dee Dee Blanchard’s death. The case gained significant attention due to the complex circumstances surrounding Gypsy Rose’s upbringing and her mother’s actions.
How Did Gypsy Rose Get Caught
Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s involvement in the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, ultimately led to her being caught. After Dee Dee Blanchard was found dead in their home in Springfield, Missouri, in June 2015, Gypsy Rose and her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, became the primary suspects.
Authorities tracked them down after Gypsy Rose made public posts on social media that seemed inconsistent with her supposed disabilities and the image her mother had presented to the world. Concerns were raised about Dee Dee’s murder due to discrepancies in Gypsy Rose’s medical history and the discovery that she was not as ill as her mother had claimed.
Gypsy Rose and Nicholas Godejohn were eventually found in Wisconsin, where they were apprehended and brought back to Missouri to face charges related to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard. Their arrest and subsequent legal proceedings unveiled a complex web of abuse, manipulation, and a history of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, shedding light on the troubled relationship between Gypsy Rose and her mother.
In an interview with People Magazine conducted just before her release, “I’m ready for freedom. I’m ready to expand and I think that goes for every facet of my life.”
She expressed her regret for what she has done in the past, “If I had another chance to redo everything, I don’t know if I would go back to when I was a child and tell my aunts and uncles that I’m not sick and mommy makes me sick,” says Gypsy, “or, if I would travel back to just the point of that conversation with Nick and tell him, ‘You know what, I’m going to go tell the police everything.’ I kind of struggle with that.”
She added, “Nobody will ever hear me say I’m glad she’s dead or I’m proud of what I did. I regret it every single day.”
She said that at that time, she wasn’t educated enough, “She didn’t deserve that,” adding, “She was a sick woman and unfortunately I wasn’t educated enough to see that. She deserved to be where I am, sitting in prison doing time for criminal behavior.”
Published by HOLR Magazine